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Samuel Miller McDonald

Samuel Miller McDonald

Author of Progress, a book on the science and history of progress.

Geographer focusing on human ecology, macrohistory, and theory. 

Photo © Heather Ray Milligan

Selected Writing

+ Facing Up to the Climate Reckoning Ahead

+ Is Nuclear Power Our Best Bet Against Climate Change?

+ Climate Kings

+ The Last Great Forests

+ We can't let the coronavirus lead to a 9/11-style erosion of civil liberties

+ Oil Age

+ Carbon Omissions

+ Lifecycle of a Leaf

+ The City of Tomorrow

Selected Interviews


+ on the revolutionary potential of good style

+ on the political economy of energy

+ on systems change

+ on fighting climate disaster

+ on ecological calamity


+ Doctor of Philosophy—Geography

University of Oxford

+ Master of Environmental Management

Yale University

+ Bachelor of Arts—Human Ecology

College of the Atlantic


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